Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Lord of the Rings - the Fotonovel!

Reminded by Stuart Douglas of this childhood favourite. I loved the feature length cartoon of 'Lord of the Rings' and this FOTONOVEL - which i bought with my pocket money the very first night Newton Aycliffe's Fine Fare Superstore had late night opening - was a wonderful improvement on the brick-thick and over-complicated book club edition of Tolkien on our living room shelves.

This was pure story distilled to its glorious, glossy essence, with just a few snippets of dialogue and wonderfully atmospheric artwork. I still think so much of English Literature could be happily supplanted by feature length cartoons and Fotonovels. 1978 had all the best ideas.

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